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New African Masterplan – Accra Buildings

Contemporary African Development in Ghana design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Architects

1 Oct 2008

Villagio Accra

Location: Accra, Ghana, West Africa – on the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean
Date: n/a
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

Accra Architecture

Villagio Accra Ghana buildings by AHMM
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Masterplan mixed-use project (residential/hotel/retail)

For Transacco Estates Development Company Ltd.

Responding to local conditions, but also creating its own, Villaggio Vista is a new landmark for Accra, according to the architects AHMM.

By demonstrating the possibility of building high-rise in an equatorial, earthquake-risk location, the scheme offers a new housing prototype for Ghana’s emerging middle-class.

Villagio Accra West Africa AHMM architecture design
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Four thermally-massive buildings, ranging from seven to 30 storeys, are positioned to capture a central leafy landscape.

Each building is distinguished by a boldly patterned skin inspired by Kente weavings and cantilevering upper floors that address specific local and more distant landmarks.

Villaggio Vista in Accra, Ghana – Building Information

Completion: 2016
Cost: £80 Million
Clients: T.E.D.C.
Architects: AHMM, London, England, UK

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Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects – AHMM are an award-winning architecture practice based in London, England, UK

Location: Accra, Republic of Ghana, West Africa

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